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Title: Mine Free Myanmar
Description/subject: "Landmine Monitor annual reports since 1999, includes Cluster Munition Monitor annual reports since 2010....Reports in English and Burmese..."Mine Free Myanmar was formerly known as Halt Mine Use in Burma. This campaign was originally launched in 2004 as a country focused campaign of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). This website is aimed at an international audience and seeks to provide regularly updated information regarding efforts to achieve a landmine ban in Myanmar, or Burma as it is also known. Since 2012, a national campaign has been launched, comprised of local NGOs and situated in Rangoon. The ICBL is a global network in over 90 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives. The Campaign was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to bring about the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Since then, we have been advocating for the words of the treaty to become a reality, demonstrating on a daily basis that civil society has the power to change the world. As of 1 January 2014, 161 countries, 80% of the world’s governments, have ratified or acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty. Myanmar/Burma is not one of them..."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmar.icbl.org
http://www.burma.icbl.org/
Date of entry/update: 30 June 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Landmines > Reports and maps covering anti-personnel landmines and Burma/Myanmar
Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Landmines > Anti-Personnel Landmines - Specialist organisations and commentary


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 29 June, 2015
Date of publication: 29 June 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Industries body says local firms need help to support foreign entrants...MHD predicts continuation of subdued rainfall over Rakhine State...Pyithu Hluttaw speaker attends opening of new Sagaing region Hluttaw building...Vice-Senior General and party visit museum, Special Forces Airborne 911 Brigade...Local SMID bank holds 20th annual meeting...Dengue fever cases hit 10,000 in Myanmar...Merchants purchase 126 gem lots and 1,164 jade lots...Modern rice mill starts operation in Nay Pyi Taw...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends tree planting ceremony...Paddy on model plot harvested in Madaya Tsp...Township WAO awards winners in physical culture, hairstyle and traditional costume contests...People join hands with police in anti-drug campaign...Kintha village, No 4 Defence Industry get upgraded BEMSs...Women junior police officers receive advanced knowledge in training course...Health staff search new leprosy patients for treatment...New concrete road links Shwezedi road and railway station in Hinthada...Youths invited to Mr. Shweman and Physical Culture Contest...Yinmabin tractor station opens branch in village of Pale Township...Mandalarian youths join Yadanabon Cup volleyball tournament..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein and delegation arrive in Mongolia...Cooperative society members receive loans for agriculture, livestock breeding..... "PERSPECTIVES": "No pretence lasts" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Make Happiness a Priority" by Htun Tin Htun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 29 June, 2015
Date of publication: 29 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.2MB-reduced version; 12MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2029.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 29 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 29 June, 2015
Date of publication: 29 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.7MB-reduced version; 7,7MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/km%2029.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 29 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 28 June, 2015
Date of publication: 28 June 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Co-op ministry disburses loans, sells farm machinery to members...Information minister warns broadcasters against biased election reporting...Emporium offers gems through tender, competitive bidding...New K10,000 notes to enter circulation 1 July...Philanthropic school nurtures ethnic orphans...Taungup residents face flooding amid heavy rain...U-20 footballer shares antidrug message with students...8 injured in accident on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway...Stability important for electoral period, says Thura U Shwe Man...IKBZ Insurance opens its branch in Pyay...University of East Yangon installs Wi-Fi, plans campus- wide coverage...Weapons, ammunition, drugs seized in Mandalay Region...Residents evacuated amid floods in Rakhine State...GE donates equipment to hospitals for mothers, newborns..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice Senior General meets Cambodian military chief..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Professionalism, right skills essential for success" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "Diplomacy, a delicate and yet a demanding mission, difficult to be accomplished" by U Khin Maung (A retired diplomat)..."Emulation Drive For Democracy" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 28 June, 2015
Date of publication: 28 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 28 June, 2015
Date of publication: 28 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2028.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: Report on Situation Analysis of Population and Development, Reproductive Health and Gender in Myanmar
Date of publication: July 2010
Description/subject: Executive Summary: This situation analysis aims to analyses the situation of population and development, reproductive health and gender in Myanmar and their linkages, to serve as a reference for informing policy makers and programme planners from both the government and the international community involved in protecting the rights and improving the lives of Myanmar’s population and furthering sustainable development. The situation analysis (SA) has been conducted by an independent team, which was supported by UNFPA. It was carried out between th e period of July 2009 to July 2010, using a life cycle perspective to understand the totality of population, the forces that contribute towards development and their interrelations with reproductive health and gender. Existing causalities between the issues of population development, reproductive health and gender require a holistic approach that unifies many sectoral and contextual issues. Myanmar is committed to the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) programme of action and also to fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This situation analysis cuts across population and development, reproductive health and gender and is the first ever done analysis in Myanmar. Although there is limitation in geographic coverage and scarcity of data to be analyzed in further depth, this re view should be considered as a living document and a template for future documentation when new information and data becomes available. A notable challenge in the preparation of this situation analysis has been the limited scope of available data. The information gaps for evidence-based planning are well recognized as the most recent census was in 1983, after which there have only been a few nationally representative sample surveys for specific purposes. There is a great need to strengthen statistical services in Myanmar and foster greater data consistency..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2015
ML > Health > Specific areas of health care > Reproductive Health/Gynaecology, Obstetrics


Title: 2013 National Service Standards & Guidelines on Adolescent & Youth Health Care
Date of publication: 2013
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Ministry of Health
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB-English; 1.7MB-Burmese)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2015
ML > Health > Specific areas of health care > Child and youth health


Title: Burma/Myanmar Bibliographic Project: A Collection of Publications in West-European Languages for Preparation a Burma/Myanmar Bibliography
Date of publication: September 2012
Description/subject: In 1974, the South Asia Institute in Heidelberg (SAI) was able to buy the Burma Collection of Professor Frank N. Trager, New York. Many of the items in this collection are listed in his own bibliography on Burma. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft sponsored the acquisition of this collection on condition that it be catalogued in order to make it available to the scientific community and for foreign loan. Over the years the catalogue of the Trager collection grew into a complete bibliography on Burma/Myanmar.
Language: English, Deutsch, German,
Source/publisher: University of Heidelberg
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
RR > Abstracts, bibliographies, scholarly journals, libraries, institutes, universities, other research tools


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 27 June, 2015
Date of publication: 27 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw approves seven bills: Nay Pyi Taw, 26 June — The Pyithu Hluttaw held its 69th-day session Friday, approving seven bills. U Win Than of Thabaung constituency and Defence Services personnel representative Brig- Gen Htay Naing discussed the amendment bill for the Union Government Law submitted to the Lower House by the Public Affairs Management Committee. Deputy Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo sought approval from the Hluttaw after reviewing the discussions. Officials of the Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee and MPs discussed the amendment bills for the Union Attorney-General Law, the Union Auditor- General Law, the Union Civil Services Board Law, the Nay Pyi Taw Council Law, the Union Judicial Law and the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union Law."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Political parties sign code of conduct for upcoming general elections...Artists, students perform in Myanmar Women’s Day showcase...Correction to graph showing results of Hluttaw vote on constitutional amendment bill...Biography of Dr Than Oo...Dr U Than Oo appointed as educational advisor to president...President U Thein Sein presents certificate of honour to Dr Than Oo...Nation observes International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking...Businessmen exchange views on development of SME industries...Kyunsu Township receives funds for development tasks...Construction of Upok Creek Bridge completed...Broadcast promotes Myanmar’s traditional Anyeint performance...Expo showcases cars, auto accessories, appliances...Minister visits school for girls in Mingaladon Tsp...Soldiers receive library management training...Dawei University honours volunteers in literacy campaign...Suspension bridge under construction in Tatkon Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice-Senior General Soe Win leaves for Cambodia...More than 28,000 tourists from ROK visit Myanmar...MR receives 10 DMUs under GGP scheme..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Education the ultimate vehicle for human development" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Myanmar Women’s Day for all Myanmar Women" by Aye Thu..... POEM: MWAF (1) (Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 27 June, 2015
Date of publication: 27 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (13MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 27 June, 2015
Date of publication: 27 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "Kamayut Media"
Description/subject: News: Entertainment... Social... Politics... Education... Health... Lifestyle... Crime... Business.....Video: Entertainment... Social... Politics... Education... Health.....Business: Finance... Investment... Social Responsibility... Labor... Interview... Trade... Property... Companies.....Food: Myanmar... World... Ethnic... Chinese... Indian... Thai... Japanese... Organic... Indonesian.....Interview: Entertainment... Business... Social... Education... Health... Women... Environment... Youth
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Kamayut Media"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar news sources in Burmese (current sites) > Burma/Myanmar news sources in Burmese (online news and articles)


Title: "EngageMedia" (Video)
Description/subject: About: EngageMedia is a non-profit media, technology and culture organisation. EngageMedia uses the power of video, the Internet and open technologies to create social and environmental change. We harness old and new media to assist movements challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to present solutions. EngageMedia works with independent film-makers, journalists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for stories of social change, to intervene in the public discourse and to move people to action. We demystify and provide strategies for the effect use of video distribution and engagement technologies; connect video makers and activists to media distributors and audiences; and form peer networks of media-makers, technologists and campaigners. The EngageMedia has offices in Indonesia and Australia, and team members in Singapore, Myanmar, the USA and the Philippines. Check out our team page for a full staff listing. Our team page is also available in Indonesian.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "EngageMedia"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
RR > News - Burma/Myanmar news sources in English (current sites)
Videos and films > Videos and multimedia on Burma in Burmese, Karen and other languages of Burma, most with English subtitles.
Videos and films > Collections, search results and other sources of videos and films on Burma


Title: HEALTH FINANCING REVIEW
Date of publication: 13 March 2012
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "Background: In Myanmar over the last 20 years, the country has been presented with significant challenges in the financing of health care, due to both low public sector and overseas development assistance investments in health, and correspondingly very high out of pocket expenditure rates, amongst the highest in the region. Given the structure of the labour market in Myanmar with a very large informal sector (> 80%), revenues through social health insurance mechanisms are also minimal (less than 1%). In response to this problem, the Ministry of Health in 1993 developed a National Health Policy and nominated some alternative health financing mechanisms including Hospital Trust Funds (interest bearing Township Accounts for the poor), Community Cost Sharing (CCS – user fee mechanisms) and drug revolving funds (DRF). But despite these interventions, insufficient revenues have been raised to drive down OOP expenditures and reduce the burden of catastrophic payments for health on the poor. As a result, many national, international and community based organizations have designed and commenced Township based financing mechanisms to respond to the situation of low access of the poor to health care due to these financial and related demand side barriers. Given the extent of the schemes and the diversity of context in Myanmar, it was decided to undertake a review and mapping of these Township schemes and develop some options for improving alignment of these schemes with national health objectives and strategies. This review is intended to complement a wider situation analysis of health financing and expenditures undertaken through a Universal Health Coverage document and the publication of National Health Accounts..."
Language: English
Format/size: pdf (791K)
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
ML > Health > Health systems and resources > Health financing


Title: GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH SYSTEM ASSESSMENT
Date of publication: 13 June 2009
Description/subject: Section 1:- Introduction and Background: "In 2008, an independent review committee recommended an award of a health system strengthe ning grant through the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. This grant was subsequently approved by the Board of GAVI in 2008. A central strategy in strengthening health systems was the development of Township Coordinated Health Plans. In order to have a Township Coordinated Health Plan based on identified needs, the strategy proposes a baseline health system assessment in each Township..."
Language: English
Format/size: pdf (300K)
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
ML > Health > Health systems and resources > Burma's health system -- general studies


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 22 June, 2015: MP proposes new China border gate [incl. Chin State road construction+Thanbuyzayat Township roads+draft laws]
Date of publication: 23 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 22 June — The Union government should open a new border gate with China, an MP of Muse Township constituency in northern Shan State suggested to the Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday. In response to the proposal from MP U Sai Bo Aung, Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint San said the proposed border gate in Hosaung area of Muse has the potential to promote trade and tourism, but territorial issues between Myanmar and China must be discussed first. Regarding road construction in Chin State, U Tin Ngwe, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, said the Department of Rural Development in Htantlang Township will receive K1,058.245 million for construction of a 58-mile road, and some sections will soon be built. He also rejected a proposal of Thanbuyzayat Township constituency to repair two roads in the southern Myanmar town, as the projects were not included in the fiscal 2015- 2016 budget allocation. The Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee submitted the Protection and Conservation of Ancient Buildings Bill to the Lower House. The Public Affairs Management Committee also presented a number of draft laws to Pyithu Hluttaw, including reports from the Bill Committee on the draft laws."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 26 June, 2015
Date of publication: 26 June 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw votes down 5 of 6 changes to constitution...Myanmar Gazette...Press Release...UNOPS Myanmar holds three workshops to enhance project management capacity in the country...Local and foreign gem merchants check jade and gem lots...Myanmar plans to introduce emergency ambulance services...Transparency vital for land governance policies: Vice President U Nyan Tun...Mayor inspects upgrade works on 62nd Street...Shan State gov’t provides regional development assistance to townships...Earthen lakes in Natogyi Tsp ready to store rainwater...Summer sesame gets good price in Taungtha Tsp...Region industry minister outlines sub-station plan for Yamethin Tsp...Geography professors gather for seminar in Mandalay...Residents receive disaster preparation briefing...Women’s Affairs Organization honours students who passed matric exam...Summit Parkview Hotel unveils plans for new wing..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: German technology giant looks to support vocational training centres in Myanmar...U.S. delegation explores investment opportunities, potential in Myanmar...JICA provides assistance for sinking tube-wells in Myothit Tsp...6th meeting on Myanmar-Japan Joint Initiative held...Japan grants US$4.4million for project for human resource development scholarship...Plan to maintain two pagodas of stone plaque chambers in India...Myanmar to play tune-up matches with UAE, New Zealand..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Nutritious meals serve up better future for children" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Wheeler-dealers, Yes-men, wishy-washy persons and free-wheeling practice jeopardize the development and prosperity of a certain society" by Tommy Pauk
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 26 June, 2015
Date of publication: 26 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 26 June, 2015
Date of publication: 26 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Five year Strategic Plan for child health development Myanmar 2010-2014
Date of publication: 2014
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "This child health strategy (2010-2014) document is prepared as a guidance for achieving MDG 4 to reduce under-five mortality by two thirds of the level in 1990 by the end of 2015 in Myanmar. The strategy was prepared through a consultative process using a process comprising of several steps: (a) short program review by 60 participants from national, and other levels including townships, INGOs, national NGOs and UN in September 2009. (b) bilateral discussions of WHO and UNICEF with concerned counterparts in Department of Health (DOH) and key partners (national and international) for consensus building in October 2009. (c) strategic plan development workshop with 70 participants, international experts and academia organized jointly by DOH, UNICEF and WHO in October 2009. (d) draft strategic plan development by Ministry of Health (MOH), WHO and UNICEF incorporating literature review. (e) peer review of the draft with revisions and (f) a consensus meeting..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Women and Child Health Development Section, Ministry of Health
Format/size: pdf (796K)
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
ML > Health > Specific areas of health care > Child and youth health


Title: Land‐based climate change mitigation, land grabbing and conflict: understanding intersections and linkages, exploring actions for change
Date of publication: May 2015
Description/subject: Authors: Carol Hunsberger, Esteve Corbera, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Romulo de la Rosa, Vuthy Eang, Jennifer C. Franco, Roman Herre, Sai Sam Kham, Clara Park, David Pred, Heng Sokheng, Max Spoor, Shwe Thein, Kyaw Thu, Ratha Thuon, Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, Kevin Woods and Courtney Work..... Abstract: "Recent research highlights the potential for climate change mitigation projects and large- scale land deals to produce conflicts over land and resources. However, this literature generally views climate change policies and land grabbing as separate processes, and focuses on discrete areas where displacement or contested claims occur. We argue that additional research strategies are needed to understand the social and ecological spill-over effects that take place within larger areas where land-based climate change projects (e.g. biofuel production, forest conservation, or hydroelectric projects) and large land-based investments (e.g. plantations or mines) are found. We propose adopting a landscape perspective to study intersections and complex interactions within and across social, ecological and institutional domains. By co-producing knowledge with local actors, building capacity with civil society groups, and informing advocacy that targets policy processes at multiple scales, we suggest that such research could contribute to preventing, resolving or transforming conflicts – even in places where difficult political transitionLand ‐ based climate change mitigation, land grabbing and conflict: understanding intersections and linkages, exploring actions for changes are underway"..... Keywords: Conflict, climate change mitigation, land grab, resource conflict, green grab, biofuel, REDD+
Author/creator: Carol Hunsberger et al
Language: English
Source/publisher: MOSAIC Research Project, International Institute of Social Studies, (Netherlands) RCSD, Chiangmai University)
Format/size: pdf (222K-reduced version; 330K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.iss.nl/fileadmin/ASSETS/iss/Research_and_projects/Research_networks/MOSAIC/CMCP_72-Hunsb...
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - global: policy > Mitigation
Climate Change > Climate Change - Burma/Myanmar > Mitigation > Policies and projects
Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes


Title: Five-Year Strategic Plan for Reproductive Health
Date of publication: 2013
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "Myanmar is committed to the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Following the ICPD Programme of Action and the 2000 Millennium Declaration, the implementation of programs for improving reproductive health and well-being is a Government priority. It is in this context that the Strategic Plan for Reproductive Health (RH) shall,provide guidance in achieving the goals set in the National RH Policy. The first Strategic Plan for Reproductive Health 2004-2008 is seen as a major response to address RH needs and challenges in Myanmar for achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 of reducing child mortality and (MDG)5 of improving maternal health. The maternal mortality in Myanmar was estimated at 580 deaths per 100,000 live births in 19901 and 316 deaths per 100,000 live births in 20052 . Unless more focused attention is given to implementing effective interventions, the MDG 5 target of reducing maternal mortality ratio to 145 per 100,000 live births by the year 2015 is not likely to be achieved. Intimately tied with maternal health status, infant and neonatal deaths contributed to about 73% and 24% of under-five deaths respectively3. Hence achieving MDG 4 target of reducing the under-five mortality to 28 per 1,000 live births by 2015 requires halving of neonatal mortality. The challenges to overcome are inadequate access to maternal and neonatal services and other reproductive health services, as well as limited resource allocation for reproductive health. A second five-year national strategic plan for reproductive health has been developed to ensure coordinated response to the reproductive health needs of women, men, adolescents a~d youth in Myanmar. The overall goal of the strategic plan is to attain a better quality of life of the people of the Union of Myanmar by contributing to the improved reproductive health status of women, men, adolescents and youth. The strategy provides a review of the reproductive health situation and services in Myanmar and· sets objectives under the following core elements: • Improving antenatal, delivery, post-partum and newborn care; • Providing quality services for birth spacing and prevention and management of unsafe . abortions; • Preventing and reducing reproductive tract infections (RTIs); sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV; cervical cancer and other gynecological morbidities; • Promoting sexual health; including adolescent reproductive health and male involvement. The strategy recognizes the centrality of reproductive health and rights in improving maternal and newborn health and achieving internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals. To attain reproductive health targets, the strategy calls for actions in the following priority areas: • Setting enabling environment; • Improving information base for decision making; • Strengthening health systems and capacity for delivery of quality reproductive health services; • Improving community and family practices. The above actions will be led by the Ministry of Health and supported by the National Working Committee for Reproductive Health to oversee the implementation of the Strategic Plan, to coordinate the partners' contributions and to advocate for increased resource mobilization."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ministry of Health
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
ML > Health > Specific areas of health care > Reproductive Health/Gynaecology, Obstetrics


Title: Landesa - Rural Development Institute
Description/subject: "Securing land rights for the world’s poorest people"... MISSION: "Landesa works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people– those 2.47 billion* chiefly rural people who live on less than two dollars a day. Landesa partners with developing country governments to design and implement laws, policies, and programs concerning land that provide opportunity, further economic growth, and promote social justice... VISION: We envision a world free of poverty. We see a future in which all who depend on land for their well-being have secure land rights – one of the most basic, powerful resources for lifting oneself and one’s family out of poverty... WHY LAND RIGHTS MATTER: Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas where land is a key asset. Of those people, more than a billion lack legal rights over the land they use to survive, causing entrenched poverty cycles to persist over generations. Efforts to help one landless family at a time are important. But Landesa works to advance durable land rights to bring transformational changes on a large scale. Secure land rights help create stable foundation for other important development work – like literacy, clean water, and nutrition – to take hold for generations..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Landesa.org
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
ML > Land > Resources on land rights


Title: Kachin Development Networking Group - KDNG (English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Description/subject: About KDNG : "Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG) is a network of Kachin civil society groups and development organizations inside Kachin State and abroad. It was established in September 2004. KDNG promotes the formation of a healthy civil society based on equality and justice for local people. It works to document the military government's exploitation of natural resources, collecting information on large scale development including mining, mono crop plantation and hydropower. It also works to promote an alternative to these destructive policies by working with local organizations and community members to assess the needs of villagers and develop local solutions to development problems. In all of this, the organization works to encourage the participation of women in development decisions and activities. Through these endeavors, KDNG hopes to contribute to the struggle for justice, social reform, and political change for the people of Kachin State and all of Burma"
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.kdng.org/bur/
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2015
ML > Sustainable and Endogenous Development > Sustainable/alternative development > Sustainable/alternative development in and for Burma


Title: HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE IN MYANMAR: A CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE
Description/subject: "Abstract: The quality of health care available to a population is considered a robust measure of the effectiveness or otherwise of a nation’s governance. In transitional states with a legacy of authoritarian governance, the provision of health care may be hostage to other priorities, leading to sub-optimal outcomes for vulnerable groups. In Myanmar where the private sector accounts for over seventy per cent of expenditure on health care, the civil society sector has taken significant responsibility for provision of health care services in a policy framework which has often been deficient. This article explores the quality of health care available to Myanmar’s vulnerable populations, the resources and outcomes fostered by civil society initiatives in a context where the state is seeking to ‘catch up’ with others in the region."
Author/creator: Helen James
Language: English
Format/size: pdf (235K)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2015
ML > Health > Health systems and resources > Public health care: Burma/Myanmar's health system > Myanmar's Health Policy


Title: Meet Bangladesh's people smugglers Refugees are vulnerable to violence from smugglers who pay off Bangladeshi authorities, insiders say.
Date of publication: 23 June 2015
Description/subject: Text plus links and short videos....."Torture, rape, corruption, and ransom demands - the horror experienced by migrants has been allowed to flourish for decades, according to a source inside the Southeast Asian trafficking industry from Yangon and Bangladesh. Each year thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar to camps at Cox's Bazar across the border in Bangladesh. Seeking to continue their journey to countries such as Malaysia, they are vulnerable to the gangs who organise boat travel..."
Author/creator: Syed Tashfin Chowdhury, Florence Looi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Al Jazeera
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2015
ML > Administrative areas > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc.


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 25 June, 2015
Date of publication: 25 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.1MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2025.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: Myanmar fighting spurs mass displacement - The country's political reforms have not shielded remote communities from being devastated by ongoing conflicts.
Date of publication: 19 June 2015
Description/subject: Photo essay..... "The country's political reforms have not shielded remote communities from being devastated by ongoing conflicts...Myanmar has undergone political reform over the past few years, led by President Thein Sein, a former military commander who has adopted a more moderate stance concerning the country's political system. Despite the reforms, however, conflicts involving minority groups have escalated, and Myanmar's Muslim communities, especially the Rohingya in the northwest, have become victims of violence. According with UNHCR's latest statistics, there are more than 300,000 internal displaced people (IDP) and almost half a million refugees originating from conflict areas in Myanmar. Adding to the numbers, fresh displacements are still being witnessed in northern Kachin State where clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin Independent Army continue. In Shan State, many people escaped months ago from clashes between the rebel Talang National Liberation Army and government soldiers. More than 120,000 people from the Karen minority are still living in temporary shelters along the Thai-Myanmar border waiting for the results of the never-ending peace agreement between the Karen rebel groups and the central government..." In 2012, violence in Rakhine State forced almost 140,000 people to flee their homes. The majority live in government-designated IDP camps near the state capital, Sittwe, and in surrounding townships.
Author/creator: Vincenzo Floramo
Language: English
Source/publisher: Al Jazeera
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2015
ML > Internal Displacement/Forced Migration > Burma: Internal displacement/forced migration of several ethnic groups.


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 25 June, 2015
Date of publication: 25 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB_reduced version; 9.3MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/km%2025.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 25 June, 2015
Date of publication: 25 June 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: MPs set to vote on constitutional amendment bill...KBZ Bank unveils Myanmar’s first domestic credit card...Photographic fundraiser aims to improve lives of Myanmar girls...New aircraft enter service with Myanmar Air Force...Union Minister meets Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative...New hostels opened for veterinary students...Free cochlear implant surgery offered for children with hearing loss...Course on International Media Law and Standards kicks off...Gems emporium kicks off in capital...Rural residents dredge drain to improve farm irrigation...Farmers buy agricultural machinery, motorcycles through hire purchase system...Cargo ships resume transport as Chindwin River rises...Wushu contest marks International Olympic Day...New power lines, transformers light up villages...Monywa District police to provide security for 440 polling stations...Rural area in Namsang Tsp receives dispensary..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives U.S. media, industry delegations...President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Slovenia, Croatia...President U Thein Sein to pay official visit to Mongolia...President U Thein Sein receives U.S. media, industry delegations...Union FM sends messages of felicitations to Slovenia, Croatia...Union Commerce Minister meets Japanese, Chinese guests...US Embassy marks 239th Independence Day...Myanmar’s media persons join meeting of UMA..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Ballot box can provide path to better future" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "The Power of FM Radio Stations" by Myo Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: Stateless at Sea: The Moken of Burma and Thailand
Date of publication: 25 June 2015
Description/subject: "One of the few remaining hunter-gatherer populations in Southeast Asia, the Moken have made the sea their home. Foraging food from oceans and forests, trading fish and shells for other necessities, and traveling by boat across the waters of southern Burma and Thailand, the Moken have maintained a self-sufficient, nomadic way of life along the Andaman coast for hundreds of years. Approximately 3,000 Moken live around and on the 800 islands of the Mergui Archipelago along Burma’s southern coast, while an estimated 800 Moken are currently settled in Thailand. The Moken have lived in this area since at least the 18th century, though over time they have traversed the entire Andaman Sea.2 Most Moken spend their daily lives on small, covered wooden boats, called kabang. The Moken’s hunter-gatherer lifestyle relies on men, women, and children each playing roles in community subsistence, taking only the resources they require for survival and making minimal impact on the natural environment. Usually catching enough for their consumption and trade, Moken men use harpoons and, more recently, nets to catch fish. Moken women and children collect crustaceans and shells during low tide on beaches.3 When trading goods with land-based communities, the Moken usually work through middlemen operating in port towns along the Andaman.4 The Moken face deepening poverty, marginalization, and discrimination. Most are stateless, making them more vulnerable to human rights abuses and depriving them of access to other rights, including the medical care, education, and employment opportunities that Thai and Burmese nationals enjoy. Tightening immigration and maritime conservation laws restrict the Mokens’ freedom of movement, threatening their traditional lifestyle. In addition to government distrust and discrimination, the Moken often face exploitation from land-based communities, but are unable to seek redress through national laws and policies. In recent years, more Moken have decided to reside permanently in Thailand and Burma. Both governments should act to protect and promote the Moken’s basic rights, including taking steps to provide them with citizenship..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB-reduced version; 3.2MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/moken0615_web_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2015
ML > Statelessness > Burmese and other stateless people in Burma, Bangladesh and India
Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Ethnic groups in Burma (cultural, political) > Single Groups > Moken
Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Moken


Title: Hate narratives and democracy in Myanmar
Date of publication: 22 June 2015
Description/subject: "It’s been three years since widespread rioting and clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State left 200 dead and thousands displaced. But while the fires from burning villages have gone out, the hate and distrust still smoulders; particularly if you look at what devout Buddhists are saying about Muslims in Myanmar. That’s what Matt Schissler from Oxford University’s Myanmar Media & Society Research Project has been doing, interviewing people about Buddhist-Muslim conflict in six cities across the country. “Religious conflict wasn’t always framed as religious conflict,” Schissler told the 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update’s communal violence session. “But among Buddhists there were two clear trends in what they were saying."
Author/creator: James Giggacher
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
ML > Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Rohingya


Title: Listen in to the 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Description/subject: "For those of you not fortunate enough to get to Canberra for the 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update, we’ve got the next best thing. You can listen to seven of the eight conference sessions in the playlist above. Recordings cover the keynote address by Speaker of Myanmar’s Upper House, HE U Khin Aung Myint, the political update by Mary Callaghan, the economics update, two panels on borderland conflicts and the peace process, communal and sectarian violence in Rakhine State (featuring testimony from long-time Rohingya politician U Kyaw Min), and a wrap up on the many other forms of conflict in the country."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Elections (Burma) > The 2015 General Elections in Burma/Myanmar
Activism and Advocacy (groups from Burma, solidarity groups, campaigns, publications)


Title: Making sense of Myanmar’s borderland conflicts
Date of publication: 15 June 2015
Description/subject: "Four different angles on Myanmar’s contemporary conflicts were on offer at the recent 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update, with speakers providing fresh insights into the roots of the Kachin conflict, the use of landmines in Burma, the role of gender in conflict, and the Pa-O-Self-Administrated Zone. Questioning the view that conflict between the Kachin minority and the Burma military is primarily resource-driven, Dr Costas Laoutides and Dr Anthony Ware of Deakin University suggested that clashes over resources are a manifestation of deeper problems to do with identity. Laoutides and Ware exposed powerful historical narratives as ideological roots of the conflict, gleaned from fieldwork interviews with key Kachin informants, including state officials and armed group members."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Kachin State > Armed conflict in Kachin State - general articles
Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Kachin State > Armed conflict in Kachin State - hostilities


Title: Community Health Worker
Date of publication: 15 March 2013
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: World Health Organization
Format/size: pdf (4.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
ML > Health > General studies and surveys on health in Burma


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 24 June, 2015
Date of publication: 24 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debate charter amendment: "Nay Pyi Taw, 23 June — Parliamentarians debated possibility of amendment to 2008 State Constitution at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Tuesday. U Phyo Zeyar Thaw, MP of Pobbathiri Township constituency, said some paragraphs of the Constitution must be amended in line with the provisions of the charter for the interest of the country and people despite some disagreements over this issue. Brig-Gen Tin San Naing of Defense Services personnel representative objected the proposed amendment, saying that the Constitution was created by the National Convention, and the frequent changes in the Constitution will lead to deviation from its essence and objectives. U Saw Maw Tun, MP of Bago region constituency 10, said measures should be taken carefully in the constitution amendment through realistic approach of ethnic groups, political parties, parliamentarians and military personnel to ensure national unity. Other 12 MPs then discussed the amendment bill for Article 436 (A) of the Constitution."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: New courthouse opens in Mongtung Township...Trustees thank community for work to protect pagoda...Training course widens knowledge of librarians...Silt build-up, pollution threatening Indaw Lake...Writers association meets to discuss literary award...Authorities inspect regional development progress in Nay Pyi Taw...Women’s Day speech contest held in Mandalay...Health seminar, medical program conducted in Nay Pyi Taw...Midwives graduate from training course...Teachers urged to maintain pass rate in matric exam...Electoral authorities urge voters to check rolls...Senior General, wife comfort patients at Meiktila military hospital..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ACMECS leaders vow cooperation in investment, trade...Ethnic armed groups, gov’t likely to meet over ceasefire deal in Chiang Mai in July...President U Thein Sein gives speech at ACMECS economic council meeting...Full text of documents for CLMV and ACMECS summits available online...Summits conclude with proposal to create regional university...Regional leaders adopt ACMECS Plan of Action 2016-2018...Thai PM’s wife, ASEAN SG’s wife visit Thatta Thattaha places in Nay Pyi Taw...Vice president, Vietnam prime minister attend Myanmar Centre Plaza opening...Myanmar, France discuss investment in hydropower projects...US-ASEAN Business Council discuss ICT development in Myanmar... "PERSPECTIVES": "Minimum wage crucial for country’s stability" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Rebalancing between Political Security and Economic Security in Myanmar" by Thiha Zaw (Nay Pyi Taw)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 24 June, 2015
Date of publication: 24 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.2MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2024.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 23 June, 2015
Date of publication: 23 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB-reduced version; 10MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/km%2023.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 24 June, 2015
Date of publication: 24 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB-reduced version; 7.2MB-original)
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 23 June, 2015
Date of publication: 23 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.2MB-reduced version; 10MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2023.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 23 June, 2015
Date of publication: 23 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: MP proposes new China border gate: "Nay Pyi Taw, 22 June — The Union government should open a new border gate with China, an MP of Muse Township constituency in northern Shan State suggested to the Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday. In response to the proposal from MP U Sai Bo Aung, Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint San said the proposed border gate in Hosaung area of Muse has the potential to promote trade and tourism, but territorial issues between Myanmar and China must be discussed first. Regarding road construction in Chin State, U Tin Ngwe, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, said the Department of Rural Development in Htantlang Township will receive K1,058.245 million for construction of a 58-mile road, and some sections will soon be built. He also rejected a proposal of Thanbuyzayat Township constituency to repair two roads in the southern Myanmar town, as the projects were not included in the fiscal 2015- 2016 budget allocation. The Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee submitted the Protection and Conservation of Ancient Buildings Bill to the Lower House. The Public Affairs Management Committee also presented a number of draft laws to Pyithu Hluttaw, including reports from the Bill Committee on the draft laws."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Cooperation key to sustainable tourism: CLMV nations...Thura U Shwe Mann gives awards to outstanding students in Phyu...Union Minister for Culture inspects stone inscriptions...President U Thein Sein meets Prime Minister of Vietnam...Union FM felicitates Luxembourg counterpart...Foreign Ministers’ Meeting for the 7th CLMV Summit and 6th ACMECS Summit held...Course for Election Commission members conducted in Nay Pyi Taw...Centenarian grandmother honoured by president...Crop pests destroy sesame plantations in Nwatogyi Tsp...Doctors identify TB cases in rural areas...Wheel makers survive in Tatkon Tsp despite modernization...Images of 7th CLMV Summit..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President sends messages of felicitations to Luxembourg...Opening ceremony of 6th ACMECS summit to be broadcast live...Business leaders endorse single visa for 5 Southeast Asian nations...President and wife host dinner for ACMECS heads of state...Bangladesh to avoid publishing fabricated news..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Loyalty, honesty must go hand in hand" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLES: "An Invisible Attachment" by Aye Pe..."WORKING TOGETHER WE PROSPER" by Htun Tin Htun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 21 June, 2015
Date of publication: 21 June 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Textile and garment show touts Myanmar’s investment potential...Storm over West Central Bay of Bengal unlikely to hit Myanmar: weather bureau...Local residents welcome back outstanding teachers, students...Pobbathiri Tsp recognizes outstanding matric students...Students take part in extempore speaking contest...Vocational course creates job opportunities for local women...Event aims to promote socio-economy of Taninthayi Region...Road section widened with walkways...Workshop outlines effective use of cash assistance...Yangon Region Chief Minister inspects development works in Htantabin Tsp...IKBZ Insurance opens its branch in Meikhtila...KIA bombs bridge in northern Shan State...In appreciation to all Fathers across the nation on Fathers’ Day June 21, 2015..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein praises athletes for SEA Games performance..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar farmers need stable exchange rate" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "The last old Myanmar capital city “Ratanapon” [Mandalay] Part VI" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 22 June, 2015
Date of publication: 22 June 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar celebrates International Day of Yoga with a demonstration of 500 enthusiasts in Yangon...No MERS cases found in Myanmar...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets locals in Bago Region...Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw on tour of Pyawbwe and Yamethin...Rehabilitation tasks carried out in Kokang area...Mandalay government meets for speedy urbanization...Myanmar delegation attends international conference on prevention of food losses and wastage...Senior Officials’ Meeting For the 7th CLMV Summit...Prepaid top up cards, SIM cards available at MPT Brand Shop in Nay Pyi Taw...World Vision conducts workshop on human trafficking in Mandalay...Village in Tatkon Tsp gets upgraded high school...Full version of Myanmar text-to-speech software set to be released in December...Myingyan dwellers team up to clean road..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice president wraps up Russia visit...Joint Press Release: Myanmar and the European Union (EU) hold second bilateral Human Rights Dialogue...Senior Officials’ Meeting For the 7th CLMV Summit...Appointment of ambassador agreed on...Senior Officials’ Meeting for the 6th ACMECS Summit...Myanmar, China eye trans-border economic cooperation...Myanmar coordinates border security with India..... "PERSPECTIVES": "An art of listening to the silent majority with care" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLES: "TRANSLATORS AND TRANSLATIONS" by Arakan Sein..."Fight for the Fatherland" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 21 June, 2015
Date of publication: 22 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.5MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2021.6.15-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 22 June, 2015
Date of publication: 22 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.8MB-reduced version; 8.4MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2022.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 22 June, 2015
Date of publication: 22 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 21 June, 2015
Date of publication: 21 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6MB-reduced version; 7.5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/km%2021.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Free and fair elections in Myanmar?
Date of publication: 19 June 2015
Description/subject: "2015 Myanmar/Burma Update: military and international observers will be key to ensuring elections run smoothly. Myanmar’s upcoming election serves to highlight the role of the parliament in conflict resolution, the role of the election in ongoing conflict, and the relationship between law and conflict. That was the view of specialist panel on electoral politics at the 2015 Myanmar/Burma Update..."
Author/creator: Amy Doffegnies & Cecile Medail
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Elections (Burma) > The 2015 General Elections in Burma/Myanmar


Title: Land Acquisition Law and Practice in Myanmar
Date of publication: May 2015
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "Land acquisition issues and resultant land disputes of various types are some of the most controversial, contentious and vexing issues at play in the evolving political and economic landscape of today's Myanmar. Few issues are discussed more fervently and frequently than issues relating to the critical question of land; who owns it, who controls it, who may seek to acquire it, disputes over it, and who is to be potentially removed from it. Innumerable recent reports indicate three overarching trends concerning the scale of land acquisition in Myanmar: (1) Large tracts of land were compulsorily acquired and conceded during the past several decades of military rule that spanned 1962-2011; (2) Additional large tracts of land have been alienated since the present government took power in 2011; and (3) Yet further large tracts of land are currently threatened with confiscation in coming years.2 2. As the political reform process begins to slow in the run-up to the planned 2015 national elections, and as the economy continues to liberalize within a legal and regulatory environment which remains disproportionately skewed in favor of State and business interests, it is clear that law is incapable in its present form of adequately protecting the full spectrum of land-related rights of ordinary citizens and communities. In addition, land registration and record keeping remains extremely poor.3 This is particularly so given the fact that farmers threatened with displacement have only what are effectively user-rights.4 These circumstances in turn lays the groundwork for potential land disputes which can have significantly negative impacts on business activities. The land sphere is increasingly seen as one of the most visible sectors of society where a collusion of economic and political elites linked to the government, military and the corporate sector find a continuing source of power and control. Arguably, given their largely inequitable, top-down and non-transparent nature, these developments place deeper and longerterm democratic reforms at considerable risk, and rather than constituting a boost to overall economic performance in the country, in fact, may undermine economic, political and social progress in this regard. At the individual company level, the legal and political basis for land relations in Myanmar can pose the very real prospect of land disputes that may undermine investment opportunities...".....This entry also has a link to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards - not in the DS study.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Displacement Solutions
Format/size: pdf (301K-reduced version; 561K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/LAND-ACQUISITION-LAW-AND-PRACTICE-IN-MY...
http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/c8f524004a73daeca09afdf998895a12/IFC_Performance_Standards.pdf?M...
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Administration > Land, property and planning > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to land, property and planning (commentary)


Title: The Asia Highway: Planned Eindu to Kawkareik Town road construction threatens villagers’ livelihoods
Date of publication: 22 March 2015
Description/subject: "This News Bulletin describes the proposed construction of a portion of the Asia Highway from Eindu to Kawkareik Town, crossing 17 different villages and one town in Hpa-an, Kyonedoe and Kawkareik townships in Dooplaya and Hpa-an districts. The Burma/Myanmar government has demarcated the route and plans to construct the road with funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The planning of the project has thus far been carried out with little consultation with local communities, who remain suspicious of such projects. If implemented, the highway construction would result in the confiscation of villagers’ land, posing a threat to their basic livelihoods."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (192K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-5-nb1.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-03-22-The_Asia_Highway_Planned_Eindu_to_Kawkareik_Town...
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Human activity on land in Burma/Myanmar > Land confiscation for military, commercial and other purposes


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 18 June, 2015 Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues discussions for disputed education amendment bill [incl. Yeku broadcasting station]
Date of publication: 19 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 18 June — MPs at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday continued to discuss the education amendment bill, on which the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw had not agreed. Dr Banyar Aung Moe, U Tin Yu and U Khin Maung Yi argued in favour of the Amyotha Hluttaw’s proposals for designing curricula applicable to real life in terms of the acquisition of knowledge, expertise and critical thinking. The Amyotha Hluttaw has suggested abolishing the current exam system, saying it encourages rote learning. It has also called for inclusion of vocational training on agriculture and livestock at primary and secondary levels. The government’s response to the privatization of the Yeku broadcasting station sparked a debate, with Union Minister of Information U Ye Htut explaining the matter to the parliament."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 20 June, 2015: Amyotha Hluttaw undertakes amendments of draft laws [incl. Kaladan bridge+farmland compensation]
Date of publication: 20 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 June — Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued for 64th day on Friday, with a question and answer session, amendment of two draft laws and invitation to interested MPs to discuss a draft law. During the Q & A session, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint said Kaladan river crossing bridge on Kyauktaw-Paletwa road is set to be built in the fiscal year 2016-2017 following the a bridge design is completed and the cost of the bridge is estimated. On a question about farmland compensations, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw replied that there is no plan to pay compensation for farmlands in the area of building the irrigation channels from Khabaung Dam as the dam was built before Farmland Law and bylaws were enacted on 30 August 2012. During the today’s session, interested MPs were invited to discuss a Bill on Television and Broadcast Law sent back by Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) with amendments. Next, MPs at Amyotha Hluttaw amended four sections and deleted one section stated in the Bill on National Races Development which is in second draft form. Likewise, amendment of 39 sections, deletion of four sections and inclusion of new section in Myanmar Red Cross Society Bill were made."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 19 June, 2015: No plan to return nationalized buildings to original owners: Ministry of Cooperatives [incl. New Myanmar Territorial Sea and Maritime Zones and Protection and Preservation of Ancient Artefacts draft laws]
Date of publication: 20 June 2015
Description/subject: " Nay Pyi Taw, 19 June — The 67th day meeting the 12th regular session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) held on Friday, with members of Union-level organizations responding to questions parliamentarians. On a question by Mahlaing Constituency representative U Aye Mauk on whether a plan to return the apartments which have been nationalized to own-ers in accord with the provisions of the Constitutions and a document released by the government, Deputy Minister for Cooperatives U Than Tun replied that the President, in accord with the law, is unable to hand over the apartments and buildings that have been taken for public purpose in the time of the new government and the ministry has no plan to return the nationalized apartments to the original owners in accord with the document. The original owners are being given priority to buy back the nationalized property and buildings as the property of the State go on sale by a property management committee in accord with rules and regulations, he added. New Myanmar Territorial Sea and Maritime Zones Law is currently in draft form and seeking comments from the Attorney- General’s Office of the Union, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin answered a question of Pyinmana Constituency Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Hla Myint Oo. Upon completion of the new legislation, submission of the draft law will be made for the approval of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in accord with the rules and regulations, the deputy minister added. During the session, U Khin Maung Shwe, member of the Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee, informed the MPs of acceptance of the Protection and Preservation of Ancient Artefacts draft law sent back by Amyotha Hluttaw with some amendments."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Dooplaya Interview : Naw A --- , March 201 5
Date of publication: 29 April 2015
Description/subject: "This Interview with Naw A--- describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District in March 2015, including arbitrary arrest and detention, violent abuse of a villager, restrictions on the freedom of movement and arbitrary taxation: On the night of March 10th 2015, an unknown armed group attacked a Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) group that calls itself the Na Ma Kya group, or ‘Deaf Ear’. One of their soldiers was killed in the attack. After the fighting, on March 11th 2015, the Na Ma Kya group temporarily closed a portion of the Asia Highway. Saw B---, unaware of the closure, was detained and violently abused by two Na Ma Kya soldiers as he was stopped at the checkpoint. The interviewee also reports that the Tatmadaw arbitrarily taxes cars 1,000 (US $0.96) or 2,000 kyat (US $1.93) each when they travel on the Kyauk Ka Ba road."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (338K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-27-a1-i1_0.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-04-29-Dooplaya_Interview_Naw_A---%20March_2015-en-red....
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed conflict in Karen State - military activities and their impact on village life, including livelihood, health, education and land tenure security


Title: Two separate clashes between armed actors in Kawkareik Township Dooplaya District, February 2015
Date of publication: 01 May 2015
Description/subject: "This News Bulletin describes two separate clashes which occurred in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District in February 2015. The first incident occurred between the Border Guard Force (BGF) and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) which led to the death of a KNLA soldier during the conflict. Following this incident, an investigation was commissioned by the Unity Committee for Karen Armed Groups (UCKAG), which found both sides culpable for the conflict. The second incident occurred between the BGF and the Tatmadaw versus the former Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) Bo San Aung’s group which led to the death of one of Bo San Aung’s soldiers, two soldiers from the BGF and one soldier from the Tatmadaw. Villagers were caught in between the clashes and report being worried about what will happen in the future."
Language: English, Burmese and Karen
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (223K-English; 374K-Burmese; 255K-Karen)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-3-nb1.pdf
http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-3-nb1_burmese.pdf
http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/15-3-nb1_karen.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-05-01-Two_separate_clashes_between_armed_actors_in_Kaw...
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-05-01-Two_separate_clashes_between_armed_actors_in_Kaw...
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/KHRG-2015-05-01-Two_separate_clashes_between_armed_actors_in_Kaw...
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Conflict in particular States > Armed conflict in Karen State > Armed groups operating in Karen State (military activities and impact on villagers) > Border Guard Forces (BGF) in Karen State


Title: Law of Protection of the Farmer Rights and Enhancement of their Benefits - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 32, 2013 (English)
Date of publication: 08 October 2013
Description/subject: The Law of Protection of the Farmer Rights and Enhancement of their Benefits (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 32, 2013)... 4th waxing of Thadinkyut, 1375 M.E (8th October, 2013) The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hereby enacts this Law...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (120K)
Alternate URLs: http://faolex.fao.org/docs/pdf/mya143979.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2013


Title: Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
Description/subject: Laws and Regulations: Draft of Myanmar Companies Law in English... Consultation on the Modernization of Myanmar Investment Law... Consultations on the Reform of Myanmar Companies Act 1914... Notification No.49/2014... Notification No.50/2014... Notification No.51/2014... The Foreign Investment Law... Myanmar Special Economic Zone Law, 2014... Notification No. 39/2011... Notification No. 40/2011... The Foreign Investment Rules
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
ML > Law and Constitution > Links to online locations of Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees, bills, regulations etc.


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 20 June, 2015
Date of publication: 20 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: No plan to return nationalized buildings to original owners: Ministry of Cooperatives: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 June — The 67th day meeting the 12th regular session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) held on Friday, with members of Union-level organizations responding to questions parliamentarians. On a question by Mahlaing Constituency representative U Aye Mauk on whether a plan to return the apartments which have been nationalized to own-ers in accord with the provisions of the Constitutions and a document released by the government, Deputy Minister for Cooperatives U Than Tun replied that the President, in accord with the law, is unable to hand over the apartments and buildings that have been taken for public purpose in the time of the new government and the ministry has no plan to return the nationalized apartments to the original owners in accord with the document. The original owners are being given priority to buy back the nationalized property and buildings as the property of the State go on sale by a property management committee in accord with rules and regulations, he added. New Myanmar Territorial Sea and Maritime Zones Law is currently in draft form and seeking comments from the Attorney- General’s Office of the Union, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin answered a question of Pyinmana Constituency Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Hla Myint Oo. Upon completion of the new legislation, submission of the draft law will be made for the approval of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in accord with the rules and regulations, the deputy minister added. During the session, U Khin Maung Shwe, member of the Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee, informed the MPs of acceptance of the Protection and Preservation of Ancient Artefacts draft law sent back by Amyotha Hluttaw with some amendments."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw undertakes amendments of draft laws: "Nay Pyi Taw, 19 June — Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued for 64th day on Friday, with a question and answer session, amendment of two draft laws and invitation to interested MPs to discuss a draft law. During the Q & A session, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint said Kaladan river crossing bridge on Kyauktaw-Paletwa road is set to be built in the fiscal year 2016-2017 following the a bridge design is completed and the cost of the bridge is estimated. On a question about farmland compensations, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw replied that there is no plan to pay compensation for farmlands in the area of building the irrigation channels from Khabaung Dam as the dam was built before Farmland Law and bylaws were enacted on 30 August 2012. During the today’s session, interested MPs were invited to discuss a Bill on Television and Broadcast Law sent back by Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) with amendments. Next, MPs at Amyotha Hluttaw amended four sections and deleted one section stated in the Bill on National Races Development which is in second draft form. Likewise, amendment of 39 sections, deletion of four sections and inclusion of new section in Myanmar Red Cross Society Bill were made."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Low pressure over West Central Bay of Bengal can intensify into storm within 24 hrs...Yangon Region Parliament gives green light to seven modern housing projects...Ahka National Development Party applies for registration as political party...Information for Public Remonstration...Yangon Region Police Force opens media team office...UEC seeks cooperation for successful compilation of voters’ lists...Crop prices and information to be available at TV channel, radio and newspapers...Nationwide survey on nutrition conducted before end of year...New power line installed in Zalokgyi Village-tract in Myanaung Tsp...Mandalarians get another one month to receive citizenship scrutiny card...People seek education and job opportunities at fair...Fort Hsinkyon attracts increasing number of visitors year by year...Local farmers sow monsoon paddy seeds...Villagers tap natural spring to ensure water supply...Earthen road to improve smooth transport of residents...Township officials check sales of fresh meat, fish and vegetables...Election subcommissions hand over voter list to local authorities...Farmers use tube-wells for irrigating farmlands...UEC releases dates for electoral roll announcements...Yinmar Project gaining momentum in anti-drug campaign..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein inspects preparations for 7th CLMV Summit, 6th ACMECS Summit and related meetings...Press Release: Myanmar hands over verified Bangladeshi nationals among those rescued by Myanmar Navy...Vice President U Nyan Tun expects SPIEF to counter global challenges to energy, economy, geopolitics...Myanmar, Thai officials discuss construction of No 2 Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge...MPT offers new rates for International Direct Dialing, with minimum fee of 200 K/minute...Ministry of NPED, LIFT Fund sign framework agreement for implementation of development projects...YUFL receives Casio 88 Japanese-English electronic dictionary..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Inequality is the greatest threat to justice" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Love The Motherland" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 20 June, 2015
Date of publication: 20 June 2015
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.3MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 20 June, 2015
Date of publication: 20 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: 2015 Myanmar Companies Bill (Burmese)
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: The Directorate of the Investment and Company Administration, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: The Foreign Investment Rules - Notification No.11/2013 (English)
Description/subject: English version of this law translated by Myanmar Legal corresponds to the Burmese version, but does not corresponds to the version translated by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. Please work it out.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Legal
Format/size: pdf (292K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2013


Title: The Foreign Investment Rules - Notification No.11/2013 (Burmese)
Description/subject: This Burmese version does not corresponds to all English translations.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development
Format/size: pdf (192K)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2013


Title: A Delayed Peace
Date of publication: 20 June 2015
Description/subject: "...The past three months has seen numerous confusing signals as armed ethnic groups and the government signed a much lauded draft nationwide ceasefire agreement text, only to then have an ethnic summit involving the UWSA, a group that has made it quite clear they have nothing to gain by being involved in the ceasefire process. In addition, the Summit organisers failed to invite the Chin National Front, which, although a smaller group, has played an important role in the peace process. Now that a new body of negotiating team has been created to bring the process forward, there is little doubt that there will be a signing of a nationwide ceasefire before the 2015 general election..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Centre for Ethnic Studies Peace and Reconcilition (Analysis Paper No. 10,/2015)
Format/size: pdf (113K-reduced version; 319K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://burmaethnicstudies.net/pdf/BCES-AP-10.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015
ML > Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Burma Centre for Ethnic Studies (BCES)
Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Peace processes, ceasefires and ceasefire talks (websites, documents, reports and studies)


Title: FAO and partners’ joint studies call for indigenous people’s rights for shifting cultivation in harmony with environmental sustainability
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Description/subject: “...Indigenous peoples with their different lifestyles and livelihoods related to their resource management systems are now gaining more attention in the face of climate change and food insecurity,” said Joan Carling Secretary-General of AIPP. “Evidence-based studies, including this report on shifting cultivation, clearly demonstrate that indigenous peoples’ sustainable livelihoods are actually not just conserving nature but are in fact enhancing biodiversity and providing food security for their communities. Their simple lifestyle has the least carbon footprint and their conservation measures even include carbon sequestration. It is thereby pertinent to review the negative regard and policies on indigenous peoples’ livelihoods such as shifting cultivation, and recognise the invaluable contributions of indigenous peoples to conservation of nature, food security and solutions to climate change...”
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Indigenous People's Pact (AIPP)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Agriculture > Shifting ("swidden", "jhum", "taungya", "kaingin") cultivation - regional and global


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 19 June, 2015
Date of publication: 19 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues discussions for disputed education amendment bill: "Nay Pyi Taw, 18 June — MPs at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday continued to discuss the education amendment bill, on which the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw had not agreed. Dr Banyar Aung Moe, U Tin Yu and U Khin Maung Yi argued in favour of the Amyotha Hluttaw’s proposals for designing curricula applicable to real life in terms of the acquisition of knowledge, expertise and critical thinking. The Amyotha Hluttaw has suggested abolishing the current exam system, saying it encourages rote learning. It has also called for inclusion of vocational training on agriculture and livestock at primary and secondary levels. The government’s response to the privatization of the Yeku broadcasting station sparked a debate, with Union Minister of Information U Ye Htut explaining the matter to the parliament."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Rice stocks adequate to meet local demand: peak industry body...Low pressure persists over West Central Bay of Bengal...Second Myanmar-EU Human Rights Dialogue held in Nay Pyi Taw...Information for Public Remonstration...Rakhine Patriotic Party applies for registration as political party...Myanmar on the path towards multi-party democracy: defence chief...UEC takes steps to help voters with disabilities...Country needs more vocational training schools...MOI issues rules of News Media Law...Border police detain foreign security force member after firefight...Residents destroy Mitragyna speciosa plants...Mobile phone users in Katha to gain 3G access...Pyinmana Tsp honours outstanding students...Vocational training begins for ethnic youths in Hpa-an Tsp...Betye village becomes town in Ayeyawady Region...Poem: Modern Slavery...Anti-human trafficking workshop beefs up cooperation between police and law officers...Ayeyawady Region recognizes outstanding matric students...Han Lay crowned in Miss Universe Mandalay Contest...Layer breeding and problem solving seminar held in Kyaukme...Retailers hold annual general meeting in Mandalay...Yazagyo Dam to drive development of Kalay Township...Bank set to disburse K 800 million in loans to Yenangyoung farmers..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice President U Nyan Tun attends opening of IEF in St. Petersburg...U Myint Naung concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Hellenic Republic...Myanmar delegation bound for industrial relations training in Italy..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Good governance, clean government go hand in hand" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "United Nations International Day of Yoga" by Raj Bathan.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Global New Light of Myanmar" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 19 June, 2015
Date of publication: 19 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB-reduced version; 14MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/19.Jun_.15_mal-im.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 19 June, 2015
Date of publication: 19 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") archive > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2015


Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 8 June, 2015: Amyotha Hluttaw raises questions on underground water, farm oxen [incl. Boat people]
Date of publication: 09 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 8 June — Representatives at the Amyotha Hluttaw raised questions on underground water and slaughtering of farm oxen, as well as discussing the emergency motion on boat people at the Monday session. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw said research for the utilization of underground water for the whole country is a comprehensive task that should be carried out under the guidance of a national-level water resources management committee, and his ministry will cooperate with others concerned. Concerning the question on farm oxen, Member of Nay Pyi Taw Council U Phone Zaw Han said development affairs committees around the country permit slaughtering of oxen in accordance with rules and regulations, and action is taken against those who export or kill more oxen than permitted. Representatives later discussed the motion urging the union government to adopt a firm policy on boat people."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 10 June, 2015: MPs debate proposal on construction of diversion dam from Thanlwin River
Date of publication: 11 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 June — Amyotha Hluttaw session on Wednesday debated proposal on construction of a diversion dam from the water course of Thanlwin River. U Myo Myint, MP of Mandalay region constituency 6, proposed the construction of a diversion dam to address drought and flood in middle and eastern part of Myanmar. Representative of Defence Services Lt-Cmdr Aung Phyo Kyaw said the project should not be implemented immediate as the project will need international aid for surveys, investment and conservation works, as well as the consent of local people and cooperation of neighbouring countries. U Htay Aung, MP of Mandalay region constituency 12, supported the proposal saying that the diversion dam project will be implemented as it can benefit agricultural sector and hydropower generation in Kayin and Mon states. U Sai Thant Zin, MP of Shan state constituency 4, objected the project, with the remark that Thanlwin River is flowing through conflict zones and misunderstanding on this project will turn out hindrance on peace making process. Daw Nang Ni Ni Aye, MP of Kayin state constituency 6, backed the project, noting that it will help develop the region in the long term."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (67K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 15 June, 2015: Homalin to get arts and science college when state and region university plan is drawn [incl. Building museum in Mandalay Royal City+2012 Amyo. Hluttaw Law + Red Cross, Border Area, National Races Development bills]
Date of publication: 16 June 2015
Description/subject: Amyotha Hluttaw 15 June, 2015: Homalin to get arts and science college when state and region university plan is drawn [incl. Building a modern museum in Mandalay Royal City+2012 Amyotha Hluttaw Law +Myanmar Red Cross, Border Area and National Races Development Bills]: "Nay Pyi Taw, 15 June — A college needs 2,000 students in minimum, buildings, faculty members, staff, teaching aid and furniture for its establishment, Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung replied to the question of U Aung Chit Lwin of Sagaing Region Constituency No 11 on Monday session of Amyotha Hluttaw. The deputy minister said that 853 students from Hkamti and Mawlaik districts are pursuing education at Monywa University for 2014-15 academic year. He replied that when a plan for universities is drawn for all regions and states, arrangements will be made to open an arts and science college in Homalin, Sagaing Region. U Saw Maw Tun of Bago Region constituency No 1 asked about a plan for building a modern museum with the shape of royal structures in Mandalay Royal City. Deputy Minister for Culture U Than Swe replied that as the government has built Myanan Sankyaw golden palace with buildings of royal structures for public observation, there is no plan to build a modern museum with Myanmar kings’ royal designs. The Hluttaw approved the 2012 Amyotha Hluttaw Law sent back by the Pyithu Hluttaw. The Hluttaw invited MPs to discuss the Myanmar Red Cross Bill and the Border Area and National Races Development Bill with second amendment."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
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Title: Amyotha Hluttaw 16 June, 2015: Myanmar-India transport project under way in Chin State [incl. Traffic accident prevention+illegitimate party signboards in Rakhine state]
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 June — Myanmar is implementing a transit transport project in Chin State that will connect the country with neighbouring India, Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein told the Amyotha Hluttaw on Tuesday. U Whae Yein, MP for Chin State constituency 11, asked about the Union government’ plan regarding the Kaladan Multi- Modal Transit Transport Project in the western Myanmar state. The deputy minister said the waterway along Kaladan River is being dredged, and discussions are in progress on building a motorway to the Indian border. The project will link Rakhine and Chin states to India’s eastern seaport of Kolkata, as well as its landlocked northeastern state of Mizoram through a newly constructed river and highway transport system. U Nyunt Tin, MP of Yangon region constituency 2, proposed to the Upper House to form an independent commission of traffic accident prevention. U Ohn Tin, MP of Rakhine state constituency 10, complained about the erection of illegitimate party signboards that mimic the name of registered political party. Union Election Commission member U Myint Naing said the electoral body has instructed its sub-commission in Rakhine State to prohibit such illegal signboards."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 8 June, 2015: Govt negotiates ODA loan for water supply in Yangon townships [incl. Sein Brother Building+ugrading schools]
Date of publication: 09 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 8 June — The government is negotiating an official development assistance loan from Japan to supply fresh water to wards on the far bank of the Kyimyindine and other townships in Yangon, Deputy Minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win told the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Monday. On completion of the first phase of the project, the government will be able to distribute 60 million gallons of drinking water to the designated areas, the deputy minister added. The government distributed 3.5 million gallons of water to the wards on the far bank of Kyimyindine last summer, according to the deputy minister. In response to another raised at the session, Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Maung Maung Thein, said it is impossible to return the Sein Brother Building on Pansodan Street and warehouses on 36th Street to its former owner, because the buildings were confiscated by the state in 1986 and the privatization committee has decided to maintain them as public property. The buildings were also the subject of a civil suit, according to the deputy minister. In response to a question about upgrading schools, Deputy Minister for Education U Thant Shin said that some schools cannot be upgraded into middle and high schools as they fail to meet the set criteria."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 10 June, 2015: Surveys to be conducted for construction of a new bridge in Chin state [incl. Kyatdauntkan Lake]
Date of publication: 11 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 June — Ministry of Construction will conduct surveys on designs and cost for construction of a new bridge in Palatwa Township in Chin state that will link with Rakhine state crossing Kaladan River. The cost will be submitted to the Union government and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in 2016-2017 fiscal year for approval after being estimated the cost, said Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint to Pyithu Hluttaw on Wednesday. U Soe Tint said the bridge should have the length of 1,200 feet and 50 feet height from the maximum water level of the river. Under the management of Sagaing region government, experts from the Department of Archaeological Research and National Museum under the Ministry of Culture will conserve the historic Kyatdauntkan Lake which is one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar. This archaeological site was last maintained by the state budget K 6.8 million in 2002-2003 fiscal year, but there is no budget allocation for this in 2014-2015 fiscal year and 2015-2016 fiscal year."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 15 June, 2015: MPs raise queries about immigration issues
Date of publication: 19 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 15 June — Offspring who was born of a Myanmar citizen parent and a foreigner will only be applied for the status of associate citizen, said U Win Myint, deputy minister for Immigration and Population to Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday. In response to the query of U Zaw Tun, MP of Momauk constituency, U Win Myint said such newborn baby outside home country must be reported to the Myanmar missions within one year in the relevant countries, and the associate citizenship can be applied for the baby when he/she was brought into Myanmar. When asked about travel permits of temporary identity card holders by MP U Ba Shein from Kyaukpyu constituency, the deputy minister also said as these persons have not been approved as citizens, they need travel permit in advance from the local officials in the registered areas. He also denied such restriction is not meant to violate human rights, but to ensure security of temporary ID card holders and rule of law in the country."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (64K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 16 June, 2015: Authorities to take preventive measures against DHF in Kyaukpyu [incl. illegal use of pavements and the sewerage lanes in the urban area]
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 June — Arrangements have been made for dredging drains in urban area of Kyaukpyu, Rakhine State, to prevent outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever, Deputy Minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win replied to questions of U Ba Shein of Kyaukpyu constituency at the Tuesday’s session of Pyithu Hluttaw. The MP asked about infection of DHF in Sanpya, Zeditaung and Rakhine Paikseik wards in Kyaukpyu due to blocks of drains in the rainy season, reclamation of new wards for odd-job people and the plan for taking action against illegal use of pavements, sewerage lanes and vacant areas. He said that local authorities cooperate with Public Health Department and volunteers in carrying out sanitation for prevention of common diseases in the rainy season such as malaia, DHF and elephantiasis in Kyaukpyu and for raising public awareness of health knowledge with health care services at schools and hospitals. U Kyaw Kyaw Win added that departments concerned will scrutinize the illegal use of pavements and the sewerage lanes in the urban area and seek legal advices from the departments for managing the use of vacant lands. In doing so, local authorities will provide assistance for needy persons in cooperation with social organizations."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 9 June, 2015: Finance Ministry seeks approval of parliament for investment in infrastructure bank [incl. land confiscation]
Date of publication: 10 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 9 June — Finance Ministry has decided to invest US$264.5 million in a new infrastructure bank, and the ministry submitted proposal to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for the approval of $52.9 million, 20 percent of investment at the initial stage. The Memorandum of Understanding of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank which will be headquartered in Chinese capital Beijing has specified that the authorized capital of AIIB will be $100 billion with an initial subscribed capital of $50 billion. If Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved the investment, Myanmar will have to contribute $52.9 million every year to AIIB for 10 years. Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw supported the proposal, with saying that Myanmar is capable of investing the amount of capital. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brigadier General Kyaw Zan Myint explained the reports of investigation commission on land confiscation cases, calling for the cooperation of parliamentarians in respective areas. Deputy Minister for Defence Services Maj-Gen Kyaw Nyunt clarified land release of the military as possible as it could, and additional 20,735. 13 acre of land will be handed over under the management of military commands and land management committees in respective areas."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (71K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2015


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 10 June, 2015: Constitution amendment bill submitted to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw [incl. Penal Code and the Criminal Law+Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank]
Date of publication: 11 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 10 June — Constitution amendment bill was submitted to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw by MP U Thein Zaw of Myitkyina Township constituency on Wednesday. The report of the Jointbill Committee on amendment bills of the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Law was submitted by MP U Tin Oo from Yangon region constituency 11 to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, and the bicameral parliament approved the bills and send them back to the Supreme Court of Union. Pyithu Hluttaw MP Daw Tin Nwe Oo discussed Myanmar’s investment in the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the investment plan."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
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Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 16 June, 2015: Myanmar ready to sign multilateral rights treaty [incl. Myanmar's possible membership of UN Gen. Assem.+Myanmar National H.R Commission+Boiler Bill]
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Description/subject: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 June — Myanmar is ready to sign the UN’s multilateral rights treaty, as the country is undertaking a reform process that aims for public-centered development programmes, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Tuesday. President U Thein Sein asked the bicameral parliament to discuss Myanmar’s possible membership of the United Nations General Assembly, which adopted in 1966 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural that came into force in 1976. Regarding the 2014 annual report of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, Chairman U Win Mya explained the activities of the commission. Parliamentarians suggested the MNHRC needs to do more across the country and stand as a reliable and independent body for Myanmar people. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw also approved the Boiler Bill, which had been subject to disagreements between the two houses of parliament, and invited MPs to discuss the amendment of Article 436 (A) and (B) in the 2008 Constitution."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
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Title: SECURING RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE - How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change
Date of publication: August 2014
Description/subject: "...This report on community forest rights and climate change provides much-needed evidence at the global scale to demonstrate the tremendous potential for reducing emissions by strengthening communities’ forest rights. It analyzes examples from 14 forest-rich countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia that include over two thirds of all government-recognized community forests in low- and middle-income countries. The report also presents recommendations for the international community of world leaders, government officials, advocates, and others who, if they are seriously committed to finding a far-reaching and concrete climate change solution, will call upon forested nations to strengthen community rights in their forests. For too long this approach to mitigating climate change has not received the attention it deserves. We hope this report will turn that around and draw the world’s focus to the most important factor in turning the tide against climate change and saving the world’s forests: the Indigenous Peoples and local communities who depend on them..."
Author/creator: Caleb Stevens, Robert Winterbottom, Jenny Springer, Katie Reytar
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Resources Institute
Format/size: pdf (7MB-reduced version; 9MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/securingrights-full-report-english.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Climate Change > Climate Change - global: policy > Mitigation


Title: 2015-Myanmar Companies Bill (English)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Directorate of the Investment and Company Administration, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Alternate URLs: http://dica.gov.mm.x-aas.net/
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2015
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2015


Title: Malaria Battle Set to Ramp Up
Date of publication: 18 June 2015
Description/subject: "Drug-resistant malaria appears to have taken hold in much of Myanmar, and scientists aren’t exactly sure how. It may have spread here from elsewhere, or it may have emerged independently, but in any case, the strategy to fight it seems set for a major change. More than a decade ago, the deadliest type of malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, evolved in Cambodia, becoming resistant to the main anti-malaria drug, artemisinin. For several years, resistant parasites have also been detected along the Myanmar-Thailand border, as well as in Bago Region, but earlier this year, scientists revealed that the problem may be much greater than was previously realized. In February, a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed that at 55 malaria treatment centers across the country, nearly 40 percent of parasite samples had genetic mutations linked to artemisinin resistance. In fact, these mutations were found in seven of the country’s 10 administrative regions, including in Homalin, Sagaing Region, only 15 miles from the Indian border. And that’s a big deal. Myanmar—stretching from the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea in the south to the Himalayan mountains in the north—offers the only known path for resistant parasites to make their way contiguously to the Indian subcontinent, and from there to Africa, where the disease already kills hundreds of thousands of children every year. This has happened in the past with other anti-malarial drugs that were once powerful but are now ineffective, resulting in the loss of millions of lives..."
Author/creator: Samantha Michaels
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2015
ML > Health > Threats to Health > Diseases > Communicable (infectious) diseases > Malaria


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 18 June, 2015
Date of publication: 18 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Unsettled education amendment bill brought before Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 17 June — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Wednesday discussed the education amendment bill, with MPs scrutinizing the bill clause by clause. The Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw had held different views on the bill. MP U Khin Maung Yi discussed in fovour of the Amyotha Hluttaw’s use of terminology for ‘scholar’ as ‘independent scholar’, defining the qualities of an independent scholar as academic excellence, neutrality and free will. Academics involved in the writing of the education law were not able to take a neutral stance in the process, he noted. Supporting the amendment made by the Amyotha Hluttaw, MP U Thein Nyunt stressed the need to recognize the role of intellectuals representing students’ unions, warning that the denial of their role will be called into question in history. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the amendment bill of the Amyotha Hluttaw Law."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Central Bank’s responsibility questioned at Pyithu Hluttaw: "Nay Pyi Taw, 17 June — The Pyithu Hluttaw on Wednesday heard a query about the responsibility of the Central Bank of Myanmar to report to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on the country’s monetary policies. U Phyoe Min Thein of the Hlegu constituency asked the Pyithu Hluttaw whether the Central Bank provides information on the developments of monetary affairs to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. In response, CBM’s Deputy Governor Daw Khin Saw Oo said the bank monitors financial stability and improves the stability and efficiency of payment systems. CBM reported its functions to the parliament in November 2013 and in March 2014, with the deputy governor saying that the bank is preparing two reports on monetary policy and financial stability. Daw Khin Htay Kywe of the Mawlamyine constituency asked about actions to be taken against illegal logging and exploitation of natural resources in the area of dam projects on Thanlwin river. She also asked about compensation to local people who have lost their land to the projects. In response, Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Aung Than Oo said compensation will be made according to the economic values of crops and trees. He added arrangements have been made to compensate for damages incurred by the dam projects on the river."..... NOTIFICATIONS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission, Nay Pyi Taw, Notification No. 18/2015, 1st Waxing Day of Waso, 1377 ME (17 June, 2015: Kayin United Democratic Party allowed to register as political party..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Heritage trust recognizes Myanmar Agricultural Bank building...Central Bank promises unrestricted foreign exchange for purchase of fuel and edible oil...Electoral authorities seek to clarify Dala Tsp voter enrolment...New centres in Yangon, Mandalay to showcase performing, visual arts...Myawady to upgrade Bayintnaung Market...Experts review ancient Pyu inscriptions, murals...Course spreads knowledge of electoral procedures...Farmers hope to boost production of green gram...Police promote campaign against human trafficking...Revenue officers widen knowledge of taxpayers...Roundtable highlight challenges for universities...Residents in Myawady seek to reduce disaster risk...New body for farmers formed in PyinOoLwin Tsp...Workshop aims to combat drug abuse..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: European delegation explores import deal on aromatic rice from Myanmar...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets Swiss Ambassador, Indian National Security Adviser...Vice President U Nyan Tun meets secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Chairman of Russia-Myanmar Friendship Association...Union FM receives National Security Adviser of India...Myanmar, Japan discuss upgrading Yangon’s circular railroad...Myanmar, Switzerland sign MoU on cooperation...UEC explains voting for Defence and Foreign Affairs personnel...Myanmar athletes return home from SEA Games...Myanmar to host 7th CLMV Summit, 6th ACMECS Summit..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Envy can threaten peace and stability" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Management Essentials" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 18 June, 2015
Date of publication: 18 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB-reduced version; 12MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2018.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 18 June, 2015
Date of publication: 18 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2015
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Title: Shifting Cultivation, Livelihood and Food Security - New and Old Challenges for Indigenous Peoples in Asia
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Description/subject: "...FAO, AIPP and IWGIA jointly carried out case studies. A researcher, or a group of researchers, who is familiar with the selected indigenous community and its most important livelihood — shifting cultivation — prepared each country case study. Based on field studies, which included surveys, focal group discussions and individual interviews in indigenous communities and careful analysis of the collected information, the case studies provide in-depth insights into this important topic of livelihood and food security among selected shifting cultivator communities in Asia. The case studies, although set in different social, economic, political and environmental contexts of the seven countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal and Thailand), highlight that shifting cultivation continues to be an important livelihood system for the indigenous communities studied (except for the Tharu in Nepal who were forced to discontinue the practice after being resettled outside their ancestral land in a national park). The studies illustrate how shifting cultivation was and still remains a suitable and for some communities indispensible form of land use in upland areas in Asia, and that it can continue to be managed sustainably from the viewpoints of both natural resource management and household food security under conditions of sufficient and legally recognized access to land..... The summary recommendations of the Regional Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Workshop were as follows; (i) Strengthening policy advocacy at national, regional and global levels on land tenure, food security and livelihood based upon the principle of equal partnership between states and indigenous peoples and adherence to the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples in relation to protection of shifting cultivation, sustainable resource management and cultural integrity; (ii) Awareness raising on indigenous peoples’ rights addressing consequences of industrial mono-cropping, large-scale land investments and plantations; capacity building on innovations especially for women and youth; and skills development for agroforestry. (iii) Biodiversity conservation and enhancement against bio-piracy, unfair and illegal patenting; (iv) Research and documentation on shifting cultivation and related studies; and (v) Support services, social protection and safety nets such as credit service, market support, and insurance..."
Author/creator: Christian Erni (ed), Dr Krishna Bhattachan, Dr Jeremy Ironside, Ms Satomi Higashi, Mr Amba Jamir, Mr Sudibya Kanti Khisa, Mr Prawit Nikorn, Mr Ben Efraim.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Work Group For Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Format/size: pdf (4.9MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/AIPP&IWGIA&FAO-Shifting-Cultivation-2015-06.pdf
http://www.aippnet.org/index.php/environment/1532-fao-and-partners-joint-studies-call-for-indigenou...
Date of entry/update: 18 June 2015
ML > Agriculture > Shifting ("swidden", "jhum", "taungya", "kaingin") cultivation - regional and global


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 15 June, 2015
Date of publication: 15 June 2015
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets locals in Pyinmana and Lewe...Asia Cement Public Co Ltd wins tender to run Kyangin Cement Factory with JV...Mitsubishi Corp, Hitachi win contract to modernize signaling on Yangon-Pyuntaza route...New quality strains essential for agricultural development...Girls’ orphanage plans to send its matric repeaters to boarding school...Township authorities honour outstanding students, schools in matriculation exam...Businessmen join seminar on WTO valuation...Police officers take course on community policing techniques...Price of durian fruit still high in market...Union minister visits training courses of ActionAid...Union Construction Minister inspects roads and bridges...Nissan NP 300 Navara introduced...Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival begins in Yangon...Township officials donate CI sheets to stormhit school, monastery...Mandalay Region authorities to sell apartments of Seiktaramahi Housing...Bridge to improve rural transport sector...Training to provide assistance for basic education schools...Monastic education school gets new school building in Patheingyi Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MRTV channels, radio to broadcast live Myanmar-Thai football final match...Mandalarian, Australian businessmen focus on economic cooperation..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The will of the people is the basis of government authority" by Kyaw Thura..... ARTICLE: "Serve The People" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 15 June, 2015
Date of publication: 15 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf(4.9MB-reduced version; 5.8MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2015.6.15-op.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar (archive from June 2003) > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2015


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 14 June, 2015
Date of publication: 14 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.3MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2014.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 16 June, 2015
Date of publication: 16 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB-reduced version; 17MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2016.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 17 June, 2015
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB-reduced version; 11MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/mal%2017.6.15.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 16 June, 2015
Date of publication: 16 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyithu Hluttaw: MPs raise queries about immigration issues: "Nay Pyi Taw, 15 June — Offspring who was born of a Myanmar citizen parent and a foreigner will only be applied for the status of associate citizen, said U Win Myint, deputy minister for Immigration and Population to Pyithu Hluttaw on Monday. In response to the query of U Zaw Tun, MP of Momauk constituency, U Win Myint said such newborn baby outside home country must be reported to the Myanmar missions within one year in the relevant countries, and the associate citizenship can be applied for the baby when he/she was brought into Myanmar. When asked about travel permits of temporary identity card holders by MP U Ba Shein from Kyaukpyu constituency, the deputy minister also said as these persons have not been approved as citizens, they need travel permit in advance from the local officials in the registered areas. He also denied such restriction is not meant to violate human rights, but to ensure security of temporary ID card holders and rule of law in the country."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Homalin to get arts and science college when state and region university plan is drawn: "Nay Pyi Taw, 15 June — A college needs 2,000 students in minimum, buildings, faculty members, staff, teaching aid and furniture for its establishment, Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung replied to the question of U Aung Chit Lwin of Sagaing Region Constituency No 11 on Monday session of Amyotha Hluttaw. The deputy minister said that 853 students from Hkamti and Mawlaik districts are pursuing education at Monywa University for 2014-15 academic year. He replied that when a plan for universities is drawn for all regions and states, arrangements will be made to open an arts and science college in Homalin, Sagaing Region. U Saw Maw Tun of Bago Region constituency No 1 asked about a plan for building a modern museum with the shape of royal structures in Mandalay Royal City. Deputy Minister for Culture U Than Swe replied that as the government has built Myanan Sankyaw golden palace with buildings of royal structures for public observation, there is no plan to build a modern museum with Myanmar kings’ royal designs. The Hluttaw approved the 2012 Amyotha Hluttaw Law sent back by the Pyithu Hluttaw. The Hluttaw invited MPs to discuss the Myanmar Red Cross Bill and the Border Area and National Races Development Bill with second amendment."..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon Region OKs controversial new town project...Agriculture Dept urged to lead farmers for cultivation of monsoon paddy...Myanmar to begin sales of health insurance from 1 July...Trainees of NPO Myanmar Egress visit Union Election Commission...Ye Township to develop Phayataung Beach...Cooperative holds annual general meeting...Chin State publishes report on regional administration process...Posters, signboards to raise public awareness for anti-drug campaign...Construction of staff housing completed in Mandalay...Bronze Buddha image conveyed to Shwehsandaw Pagoda in Toungoo...Irrigation dept demonstrates flood prevention...Residents clear road to Myingyan in plastic-free campaign...Firefighters demonstrate use of modern suits...Letter to the Editor: Why no action against dangerous motor drivers?...Thilawa Special Economic Zone project attracts US$ 400 million in short span...President U Thein Sein praises Myanmar U-23 for their great efforts...Vice President U Nyan Tun encourages Myanmar U-23 footballers..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Thailand ink MoU on energy, electric power cooperation...Myanmar National Airlines receives new Boeing 737-800 NG...Closing ceremony of 28th SEA Games to be broadcast live...U Thit Linn Ohn presents Credentials to DPRK President...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Vice President U Nyan Tun leaves for Russian Federation...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar...MJA to send 20 outstanding students to Japan...Chinese Wushu master trains Myanmar athletes...President U Thein Sein praises Myanmar U-23 for their great efforts...Vice President U Nyan Tun encourages Myanmar U-23 footballers..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Elections are symbol of democracy" by Myint Win Thein..... ARTICLE: "Books for Children" by Maung Hlaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 17 June, 2015
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Myanmar ready to sign multilateral rights treaty: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 June — Myanmar is ready to sign the UN’s multilateral rights treaty, as the country is undertaking a reform process that aims for public- centered development programmes, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Tuesday. President U Thein Sein asked the bicameral parliament to discuss Myanmar’s possible membership of the United Nations General Assembly, which adopted in 1966 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural that came into force in 1976. Regarding the 2014 annual report of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, Chairman U Win Mya explained the activities of the commission. Parliamentarians suggested the MNHRC needs to do more across the country and stand as a reliable and independent body for Myanmar people. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw also approved the Boiler Bill, which had been subject to disagreements between the two houses of parliament, and invited MPs to discuss the amendment of Article 436 (A) and (B) in the 2008 Constitution."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Authorities to take preventive measures against DHF in Kyaukpyu: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 June — Arrangements have been made for dredging drains in urban area of Kyaukpyu, Rakhine State, to prevent outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever, Deputy Minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win replied to questions of U Ba Shein of Kyaukpyu constituency at the Tuesday’s session of Pyithu Hluttaw. The MP asked about infection of DHF in Sanpya, Zeditaung and Rakhine Paikseik wards in Kyaukpyu due to blocks of drains in the rainy season, reclamation of new wards for odd-job people and the plan for taking action against illegal use of pavements, sewerage lanes and vacant areas. He said that local authorities cooperate with Public Health Department and volunteers in carrying out sanitation for prevention of common diseases in the rainy season such as malaia, DHF and elephantiasis in Kyaukpyu and for raising public awareness of health knowledge with health care services at schools and hospitals. U Kyaw Kyaw Win added that departments concerned will scrutinize the illegal use of pavements and the sewerage lanes in the urban area and seek legal advices from the departments for managing the use of vacant lands. In doing so, local authorities will provide assistance for needy persons in cooperation with social organizations."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Myanmar-India transport project under way in Chin State: "Nay Pyi Taw, 16 June — Myanmar is implementing a transit transport project in Chin State that will connect the country with neighbouring India, Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein told the Amyotha Hluttaw on Tuesday. U Whae Yein, MP for Chin State constituency 11, asked about the Union government’ plan regarding the Kaladan Multi- Modal Transit Transport Project in the western Myanmar state. The deputy minister said the waterway along Kaladan River is being dredged, and discussions are in progress on building a motorway to the Indian border. The project will link Rakhine and Chin states to India’s eastern seaport of Kolkata, as well as its landlocked northeastern state of Mizoram through a newly constructed river and highway transport system. U Nyunt Tin, MP of Yangon region constituency 2, proposed to the Upper House to form an independent commission of traffic accident prevention. U Ohn Tin, MP of Rakhine state constituency 10, complained about the erection of illegitimate party signboards that mimic the name of registered political party. Union Election Commission member U Myint Naing said the electoral body has instructed its sub-commission in Rakhine State to prohibit such illegal signboards."..... NOTIFICATIONS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission, Nay Pyi Taw, Notification No. 12/2015, 15th Waning Day of Nayon, 1377 ME (16 June, 2015): 88 Generation Democracy Party allowed to register as political party..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Kyimyindine Station upgrade raises heritage, conservation concerns...Information for Public Remonstration...Information for Public Remonstration...National Development Party, Women’s Party (Mon) apply for registration as political parties...Draft Myanmar Companies Law available on DICA’s website...Video highlights importance of nutrition in first 1,000 days...Top performers in Buddhist culture course honoured...Farmers hope for rains in Magway Township...Kawthoung landslide destroys home, injuring resident...Retirees gather at annual meeting in Kyaukme...Palethwe paddy yields more than 260 baskets per acre in Nyaungshwe Tsp...Local farmers receive paddy seeds for food sufficiency...Mandalay Region targets 75% rice sufficiency in 2015...Students attend lectures on dangers of drugs...Conference seeks to reduce traffic congestions...ADB to help Myanmar banks boost risk management capacity for SME lending..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to President, PM of Iceland...Myanmar eyes good image in hosting CLMV, ACMECS Summits...Vice President U Nyan Tun visits Nuclear Research Institute in Moscow...OIC Special Envoy visits Myanmar...Chinese journalist delegation visits Nay Pyi Taw...Union FM sends messages of felicitations to Republic of Iceland...Indian Embassy holds competition to celebrate World Yoga Day...Victorious Myanmar athletes back from 28th SEA Games..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Defeat can teach valuable lessons" by Aung Khin..... ARTICLE: "Hot Pursuit vis-à-vis Populism in Statecraft" by Sonu Trivedi
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 14 June, 2015
Date of publication: 14 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 15 June, 2015
Date of publication: 15 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 16 June, 2015
Date of publication: 16 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 17 June, 2015
Date of publication: 17 June 2015
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2015
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Title: Burma one of countries most affected by climate change
Date of publication: 15 June 2015
Description/subject: "Burma has been ranked by a German think tank as the second worst country with regards to the effects of climate change between 1994 and 2013. The Global Climate Risk Index 2015, published by Germanwatch, listed Honduras as the country suffering most from the effects of extreme weather events in the 20-year period. Burma’s neighbours Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand were ranked as fourth, sixth and ninth worst affected, respectively. Burmese weather expert Tun Lwin said, “The index is based on not only the cost of life and property loss in natural disasters, but also on the [country’s] level of risk of natural disasters [occurring] as result of climate change and how well prepared this country is to deal with the disaster.”..."
Author/creator: TUN TUN THEIN
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2015
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